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RFC 6165

"Extensions to IS-IS for Layer-2 Systems", April 2011

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6165.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
A. Banerjee
D. Ward
Stream:
IETF
Source:
isis (rtg)

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Abstract

This document specifies the Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) extensions necessary to support link state routing for any protocols running directly over Layer-2. While supporting this concept involves several pieces, this document only describes extensions to IS-IS. Furthermore, the Type, Length, Value pairs (TLVs) described in this document are generic Layer-2 additions, and specific ones as needed are defined in the IS-IS technology-specific extensions. We leave it to the systems using these IS-IS extensions to explain how the information carried in IS-IS is used. [STANDARDS- TRACK]


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